How would a Money Management Advising session benefit me?
SMMC representatives help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to successfully manage your financial life. Advising sessions are focused on the areas of immediate interest to the individual. Thus, no two advising sessions are alike. However, SMMC representatives focus on helping you achieve a successful financial life, including:
- Learn how to wisely spend and save your money throughout your college career
- Increase your knowledge in important financial topics and build your money management skills
- Help you understand how to manage credit and debt
- Most importantly, gain the skills that will help you be financially successful throughout your life
Important Money Management Advising Session Details
Sessions are free for UNL students.
All information discussed in sessions is held in strict confidence.
During sessions, SMMC representatives help students develop ways to begin on a more active path to financial success.
SMMC representatives cannot do the following:
- Do financial tasks for you
- Make financial decisions for you
- Sell financial products or services during sessions
- Venture into money management education areas beyond the scope of the University of Nebraska Student Money Management Program
Who administers Money Management Advising sessions?
Students can choose to meet with a "Money Management Mentor" - a fellow UNL student who has completed financial education and mentoring training - or an Accredited Financial Counselor.
Money Management Mentors are UNL students who enjoy working with people and have a passion for money management. Our Money Management Mentors go through extensive financial education and mentoring training. Money Management Mentors are trained, evaluated, and backed up by our Accredited Financial Counselor - Dr. Kathy Prochaska-Cue - who received her Accredited Financial Counselor certification and has worked with people and their money for more than 30 years.
What if I meet with a Money Management Mentor and I have a problem they cannot help me with?
If students need more in depth financial help than a Money Management Mentor can provide, they will be referred to Dr. Kathy Prochaska-Cue. If the student is experiencing psychological, behavioral or situational problems, such as family issues or a gambling habit, they will be referred to the appropriate professional.
Where are Money Management Advising sessions held?
If you make an appointment, you and your designated SMMC representative will decide when and where your session will be held. Sessions are held at a place convenient to both the student and the SMMC representative. The Student Money Management Center in the City Union, room 237, is available for advising sessions.
What should I bring to my Money Management Advising session?
You can bring anything that you think will help us help you. This could include:
- Bank account statements
- Credit card statements
- Loan information
- A list of your expenses and income
If you have questions about what you should bring, be sure to ask your designated SMMC representative when they initially contact you.
How often do I need to meet with my SMMC representative?
You should meet with your SMMC representative regularly until you are confident that you have the knowledge and skills to successfully manage your financial life. You can schedule "refresher" sessions throughout your college career to make sure that you stay on the right path to financial success.
Is there any charge for Money Management Advising sessions?
No, all services offered by the Student Money Management Center are free of charge for UNL students.
Can UNL alums take advantage of Money Management Advising sessions?
Yes, UNL alums can schedule Money Management Advising sessions. There is no charge for alums.
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